Sep 18, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Trump: "Make the United Nations great"

President Donald Trump speaks while United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, left, and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley watch during the United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. Photo: Seth Wenig / AP

President Trump, in his first appearance at the United Nations headquarters in NYC Monday, criticized the group for falling short of its full potential due to "bureaucracy and mismanagement." Key quotes:

  • Trump's main message: "I think the main message is 'Make the United Nations great. Not 'again.' 'Make the United Nations great.'"
  • Later today: Trump will hold separate talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron.
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